Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > May 1999 > 1999.05.28 > 04Prev  Next

PianoLodeon Restoration and Roll Cutting
By Howie Leifer

I bought a PianoLodeon at a flea market but the motor doesn't work and
I don't have any music rolls. I think that I can either fix or replace
the motor but I don't know where to get the rolls. I would also
eventually like to compose for or at least make music rolls. Is
anybody out there doing that?

Howie Leifer

 [ If there aren't others out there making their own PianoLodeon
 [ rolls, I do hope you'll not give up on the idea.  There's several
 [ people here who can give you competent arranging advice, including
 [ critiquing the tunes prior to cutting if they start their life
 [ as MIDI files.  At least two subscribers have written computer
 [ programs which will turn a MIDI file into a printout on a
 [ dot-matrix printer suitable for use as a cutting template.
 [ I wrote one of those programs (mailto:
 [ and Lionel Van Aertryck wrote the other one
 [ (mailto:  As always, drop
 [ the "geentroep" off the end of the address.  If you go the route
 [ of arranging the tunes using MIDI, and if there's no rush, I'll
 [ volunteer to print out a few tunes for you to encourage you to
 [ pursue the project.  Would one of our PianoLodeon owners please
 [ provide us with a Tracker Bar Scale (hole position measurements) ?
 [ Thanks    -- Jody

(Message sent Sat 29 May 1999, 01:13:10 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Cutting, PianoLodeon, Restoration, Roll

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2020 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .